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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

Government announcement on ending covid restrictions

“Given the amazing success of the booster programme in protecting York households, and the latest encouraging virus data, I am glad the government has decided to let current ‘Plan B’ measures expire at the end of this month. Although I have serious concerns about the Prime Minister’s judgement on other matters, I think he has

Julian welcomes Cystic Fibrosis medicine announcement

I am delighted by the recent news that the life-changing Kaftrio modular therapy has...

York Press column – Finally we are learning to live with covid

As we move through the cold days and early evenings, we have the significant...

Statement on alleged Downing Street Parties

The recent revelations about the party in the garden of Number 10 on the...

Category: News & Articles

  • January 30, 2019

    Last night’s Brexit votes in the Commons

    I was very glad to see the ‘Brady amendment’ passed by a clear majority in the House of Commons last night, which declared that MPs would support the government’s withdrawal agreement subject to changes to the Northern Ireland ‘backstop’. Given that this was the reason I could not support the government’s deal earlier this month, […]
  • January 29, 2019

    Hessay Asphalt Plant application refused as Julian speaks up for local residents at Planning Committee

    Last week, Julian joined forces with a number of local residents and Cllr Chris Steward to speak in objection to the proposed asphalt plant at Hessay Industrial Estate. Barring one abstention, the Planning Committee voted unanimously to refuse the proposals. Tynedale Roadstone Ltd applied for planning permission to build the structure at Hessay Industrial Estate […]
  • January 29, 2019

    Julian hosts Cabinet Minister at Pavers Poppleton HQ as expansion gets underway

    Last Friday, Julian visited the headquarters of York-based shoe retailer Pavers with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss. The Chief Secretary, deputy to Chancellor Philip Hammond, was there to view first-hand the progress of a £10 million investment in the site, with a 4400 square metre extension to the firm’s distribution depot. Upon […]
  • January 28, 2019

    Julian visits new York medical technology manufacturer

    Julian recently visited York Instruments, a new advanced manufacturing company with a particular focus on advanced medical devices based at the York Science Park in Heslington. He viewed their main product, a next-generation MEG brain scanner, and discussed the company’s plans for regional expansion. York Instruments only dates to 2015, and already sustains 41 high-skill […]
  • January 25, 2019

    Julian meets Culture Secretary to discuss improving rural mobile 4G

    Last week, Julian met the Secretary of State for Digital and Culture, Jeremy Wright to stress the need for steady further progress on improving rural 4G mobile coverage. Acting in his capacity as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rural Business, Julian asked him to take on board the findings of the group’s report […]
  • January 23, 2019

    Julian lobbies local NHS leadership and Health Minister on Bootham Park site and future options for York’s health service

    Julian has lobbied both Health Minister Stephen Hammond and the Accountable Officer of the Vale of York NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), meeting both last week to discuss the future of the old Bootham Park Hospital site, and how this fits with future options for York NHS. City of York Council and York Hospital NHS […]
  • January 21, 2019

    Julian questions Home Secretary on seasonal workers in North Yorkshire post-Brexit

    Julian Sturdy today urged the Home Secretary to remember the need of the region’s rural economy for seasonal workers from Europe as he designs the UK’s new post-Brexit immigration system. The government are currently piloting a seasonal agricultural workers scheme for EU nationals, and the results of this will inform final government policy in this […]
  • January 15, 2019

    Vote on the Brexit agreement

    I spoke in the House of Commons last night in the debate on the government’s Brexit agreement. I believe that, ultimately, the final Brexit settlement has to be a compromise between leave and remain, while fundamentally delivering on the decision of June 2016. Remainers have to accept that the country clearly voted to exit the […]
  • January 3, 2019

    York Press column – From 2018 to 2019

    As 2019 opens, I would like to wish all readers a Happy New Year, and I hope you have all enjoyed a merry Christmas. 2018 was a year of major anniversaries of events that have shaped modern Britain, the centenary of the end of the First World War in 1918, and the 70th anniversary of […]
  • December 20, 2018

    Julian’s Christmas message

    As we approach the end of 2018, I would like to wish all residents of York Outer a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. This year we marked two major anniversaries of events that have shaped modern Britain, the centenary of the end of the First World War in 1918, and the 70th […]